Northport distributes essentials to frontliners in Klang

A big thank you to the frontliners for your sacrifices and bravery in battling this deadly pandemic

by S BIRRUNTHA/ pic by MUHD AMIN NAHARUL

MORE supports are pouring in for the frontliners battling the Covid-19 pandemic, the latest being Northport (M) Bhd who extended their support to the frontliners in Klang by contributing essential items to them.

The port operator said it had established a donation campaign called the “Tabung Wira Negara: Perangi Covid-19” to allow its employees to contribute and support the frontliners.

It added that the donation campaign successfully collected a total of RM21,644 which was utilised to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE) and food items to be distributed to the frontliners around the Klang area.

Northport CEO Datuk Azman Shah Mohd Yusof said the alarming threat of the pandemic to the national health and safety has forced frontliners to work tirelessly and risking their lives in battling the disease.

“I am very happy with the success of this campaign and it is a reflection of our caring, sensitive, generous and kind-hearted employees who truly appreciate the sacrifices of our frontliners,” he said in a statement recently.

Previously, Azman led the TeamNorthport volunteers in distributing the essential items to Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah in Klang as well as the North and South Klang District Police Headquarters.

Among the essential items were face masks, hand gloves, aprons, boot and shoe covers, PPE gowns, personal care and hygiene products, mineral water, biscuits as well as disposable food containers.

Northport has also participated and organised various corporate social responsibility programmes since the enforcement of the Movement Control Order on March 18.

Among the programmes include the financial contribution to the Tabung Covid-19 Selangor amounting to RM10,000, the distribution of face masks and hand sanitisers to the hauliers and lorry drivers in Port Klang and RM10,000 contribution to the Health Ministry to purchase an additional thermal scanner for Port Klang.

Additionally, the port operator also donated 10 units of containers worth RM80,000 to a team of Malaysian doctors, engineers and designers to formulate a solution for an effective and efficient mass testing of Covid-19 under the Combat for Coronavirus Mobile Test initiative.

Azman said that Northport will continue to support the community especially the country’s frontliners who are selflessly working to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all Malaysians.

“To all our frontline heroes, we owe you a big thank you for your sacrifices and bravery in battling this deadly pandemic,” he added.